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Surveillance Testing FAQs

Can I go to another onsite COVID testing location for the surveillance testing?
  • Yes, you can go get tested at another DOH Testing Site if you choose not to do the vault surveillance testkit (saliva testing).
Can I use my PO Box for the Vault Surveillance Testkit?
  • No, UPS will not deliver to the USPS PO Office Box. Use your residence physical address or one of the school addresses that is designated (Eva B. Stokely, Newcomb Elementary, or Kirtland Warehouse). UPS only delivers to physical addresses. 
Do I have to test in consecutive weeks?
  • Yes, if the random generator selects you for surveillance testing. 
I receive both my vaccinations. Do I still need to do the surveillance testing?
  • Individuals who provide evidence of full COVID-19 vaccination are not required to participate in surveillance testing.
Will all testing options be 100% covered by our insurance?
  • Yes, you should not have to pay to get tested. 
What if I refuse to get tested?
  • Surveillance testing is a necessary and required step toward welcoming our students back into classrooms. Your cooperation is appreciated. This is a condition of employment and refusing to take the test can be grounds for discipline, up to and including termination.
Does an employee that is working 100% virtually need to be tested?
  • It depends on the testing group you are in, if you are someone who normally works in the school building and you have a medical exemption you would not need to be surveillance tested. 
  • If you are part of the administration testing group (ICO, Athletic, Finance, HR, Support Services,) even if you have a medical exemption, you will still have a surveillance test, if randomly selected.
I tested positive for COVID, do I have to take the surveillance test?
  • No, you are not required to take the surveillance test until after 90 days from your positive date test. If you are selected, the email you receive asks you to reply to the email.
When I receive the email or receive the testkit when should I complete?
  • within 48 hours of receiving the link or receiving the testkit.
Do I need to stay home while awaiting results?
  • If you are not symptomatic and this was a surveillance test, you do not have to stay at home until you get your results back.
  • If you are symptomatic or have been in close contact with a positive person, you must notify your supervisor, so they may report your symptoms and/or close contact to the COVID email address. This initiates the CCSD rapid response task force processes. You should work from home.
What happens if I never receive my test kit?
  • You may request for a new link to be sent to you or if you have any additional questions regarding your Vault test or results, please reach out to (212) 880-5494 or email [email protected] with any questions. 

Surveillance Testing

Dear staff,

Staff members selected for testing will need to provide evidence to the school that their results were received during the assigned week and are tracked by NMDOH/NMPED. Failure to submit results may be subject to disciplinary action. 


Staff members will have one week to get their tests done and send the results to Marlena Harvey’s email address each week: [email protected]. Employees may use their own accrued personal leave (Sick, Paid Time Off or Vacation) if testing within working hours. It is suggested that unvaccinated employees choose one day a week to perform the tests so that the results come back consistently and as quickly as possible. NMPED is requiring employers to follow up on the receipt of these results weekly. 

For your reference: NMPED TOOLKIT Dated 09.14.2021

Testing of school employees is provided has two options:

*** If you choose to order for the Vault Home Test Kit, make sure you check if UPS will deliver at your destination, if not use one of the school physical addresses below:


Eva B Stokely Elementary School 

Physical Address: West Highway 64, Shiprock, NM 8742 

Phone: 505 368-5109   


Newcomb Elementary School

Physical Address: Highway 491 S, Newcomb, NM 87455

Phone: 505 696-3415


Kirtland Warehouse (Behind the Bus barn) - No drop off on Fridays

Physical Address:  76C County Road 6500

Kirtland, NM 87417

Phone: 505-598-5859


If you have any questions or need further instruction on how to order a VAULT Test Kit please contact the Human Resource Department, Marlena Harvey, cell phone 505-419-9212 or [email protected] phone: 505-598-1018 for the receptionist.

Vault Home Surveillance Testing directions: (If you choose this option)

Step 1:  Order your kit - Use your physical address if UPS will deliver there, if not use one of the school physical addresses below:
**Don't forget to bring your ID if you are picking up your test kit at one of the following locations.
Eva B Stokely Elementary School (Close on Wednesdays)
Physical address: West Highway 64, Shiprock, NM 87420
Open: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 7:30 am - 4:00 pm 
Phone: 505 368-5109
Newcomb Elementary School
Physical address: Highway 491 S, Newcomb, NM 87455
Open:  Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Phone: 505 696-3415
Kirtland Warehouse (Behind the Bus barn) - No drop off on Fridays
76C County Road 6500 Kirtland, NM 87417
Open: M-F from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Phone: 505-598-5859
Step 2:  Get your kit - your kit will be delivered to your physical address or the school address that you entered in your registration - If you used the school address, someone from the school will contact you to get your kit. 
Step 3:  Complete your kit - Collect your Saliva supervised, via zoom video call, per the instructions in the kit. 
Step 4: Shipping - Ship the kit back using the UPS shipping labels provided in the prepaid package. Please complete your kit the same day you receive it and drop it off at one of the UPS drop off locations or the school where you received your kit.
Step 5:  Get your results: You will receive your results 48-72 hours after your sample arrives at the lab.
Step 6: Email results: Please send your results to Marlena Harvey at [email protected] as soon as possible.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Human Resource Department, Marlena Harvey or phone 505-419-9212 or [email protected] phone: 505-598-1018 for the receptionist.